Jai Hindley has been taking this time’s Tour de France by storm so far. He surprised numerous by taking palm on stage five with a stunning solo breakaway which also pelted him up the general bracket and into the unheroic jersey. Naturally, with the unheroic jersey also comes some unheroic upgrades to the rest of the Bora- Hansgrohe rider’s tackle – it’s a little too early to go full banana with a fully unheroic bike, but Hindley’s Specialized S- Works Tarmac SL7 still had a many special traces for the current race leader.

American brand Specialized argues that the Tarmac SL7 is one bike that can do it all, and all of its patronized riders use this model across all races. preliminarily, the Specialized S- Works Venge was an aero- concentrated bike that some used, until the most recent upgrade to the Tarmac proved it aerodynamic and light enough to be used on the flat and in the mountains. Specialized says it has used its ‘ FreeFoil Shape Library ’ on a ‘ Rider- First Engineered ’ frame to deliver a race bike that means neither aerodynamics or weight needs to besacrificed.However, a new SL8 could be on the way soon, but Specialized are yet to lift the lid on this at the Tour this time, If the rumour shop is to believed.

Hindley’s bike has been kept fairly classic and simple, with each each-black makeup job and white ensigns. The only touch of unheroic is in the handlebar tape recording, with Bora- Hansgrohe placing its totem underneath the seat post as the only other imprinting on the frame outside of Specialized ensigns. On the reverse of the defile is an NTT device, used for landing rider data to give real- time updates in cooperation with Tour de France organisers, ASO.

The Australian rider’s bike was dressed with a Shimano Dura- Ace groupset with a 54T and 40T chainring combination and a power cadence integrated in the crankset. He was running a 160 mm rotor up front and a 140 mm out back. Hindley’s hoods were resemblant rather than turned in as some riders prefer. He was using a Specialized Phenom Expert with Mimic defile.

At the front of the bike, Hindley had a Roval Rapide bar with an intertwined Tarmac stem, interestingly concluding not to go for the recently- released one- piece Roval Rapide Cockpit. A Specialized stem mount goes into the stem faceplate for Hindley’s Wahoo Elemnt Roam computer which is also especially wrapped in unheroic. His handlebar tape recording is the Supacaz Super Sticky Kush, wrapped extremely neatly by Bora- Hansgrohe mechanics. Hindley’s stem notes ahead of stage six were enough simple, just including a profile of the stage and the key climbs and the Retul totem is an representation of the bike- befitting platform also possessed by Specialized.

The loops that Hindley decided for are the Roval Alpinist CLX II bus with Specialized S- Works Turbo tubeless tyres. His spoons have a rubber sleeve on them to cover the transponder on the bike, while Hindley also had a 3D- published number mount for the reverse of his seat post.